Multi-Application Function, Contactless, Biometrics, and High-End Feature Sets Driving ID Card Growth Image

Multi-Application Function, Contactless, Biometrics, and High-End Feature Sets Driving ID Card Growth

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Governments worldwide continue to focus on high-end ID credential offerings to deploy a vast range of both physical and e-government services, managed, serviced, and authenticated through a single credential. The increase in high-end demand is not limited to new and up-and-coming projects, with next generation ID credentials also under the spotlight, as governments continue to invest in existing citizen centric ID deployments, making improvements by migrating to second or third generation smart cards to maintain and maximize smart card potential.

This market analysis explores the concept of high-end adoption further driving the smart government ID market. An overview of the current market conditions as well as ABI Research’s most likely take of the future market is included, with additional analysis of smart card interface type adoption and the potential and associated risk factors within any government ID project.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

  • 1. FOCUS ON HIGH-END APPLICATIONS DRIVING SMART CARD ADOPTION IN GOVERNMENT ID MARKET
    • 1.1. Governmental Interests
    • 1.2. Forecast Summary
  • 2. TRENDS IN ADOPTION AND FUTURE OUTLOOK
    • 2.1. Multi-application: A Primary Factor in Driving Smart Card Adoption
    • 2.2. Biometric Capture on the Increase and Necessary for Project Success
    • 2.3. Contactless Convenience: A Perfect End User Interface
    • 2.4. Contactless Drivers
    • 2.5. Interface Overview and Expectations
    • 2.6. Multi-application and High-end Credential Case Studies
      • 2.6.1. Germany Becoming World Leader in Pure Contactless Deployment
      • 2.6.2. Brazil Bucking the Trend in Dual Interface Adoption
      • 2.6.3. Russia Commits to Ambitious Dual Interface National ID, but Complexity Resulting in Delays
      • 2.6.4. Malaysia Continues Its Success with Smart Cards
  • 3. HIGH-END ADOPTION TO BENEFIT EUROPEAN VENDORS
    • 3.1. Smart Card Vendors Increasing Service Portfolios
    • 3.2. European Vendors Will Feel the Real Benefits
    • 3.3. Strong Partnerships Can Further Cement Market Domination
    • 3.4. Partnership Drivers
    • 3.5. Partnership Inhibitors
    • 3.6. Are Governments in a Win-win Situation?
    • 3.7. Market Convergence Is a Winning Recipe in Government ID
    • 3.8. Potential Market Risks and Limitations

Tables

  1. Credentials in Circulation by Application, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2017
  2. Estimated Smart Card Total Revenues (End User Market Value), World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2017
  3. Shipments of Smart Credentials by Interface, World Market, Forecast: 2011 to 2017